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Associated Banc (ASB) Stock Rating Reconfirmed by Analysts at Morgan Stanley; The $27 Target Indicates 8.43% Potential; PHOSAGRO PJSC GLOBAL DEPOSITARY (PHOJY) Shorts Down By 61.11%

PHOSAGRO PJSC GLOBAL DEPOSITARY (OTCMKTS:PHOJY) had a decrease of 61.11% in short interest. PHOJY’s SI was 700 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 61.11% from 1,800 shares previously. It closed at $16.4353 lastly. It is down 0.00% since January 31, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering Associated Banc (NYSE:ASB), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 7% are positive. Associated Banc has $29.0 highest and $19 lowest target. $26.60’s average target is 6.83% above currents $24.9 stock price. Associated Banc had 39 analyst reports since October 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Friday, April 1 by Macquarie Research. Morgan Stanley maintained Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE:ASB) rating on Wednesday, December 13. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $28 target. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $26.0 target in Monday, August 21 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, November 28. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Tuesday, October 3. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 25 report. On Friday, June 9 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The company was upgraded on Thursday, March 30 by SunTrust. The company was initiated on Thursday, January 12 by Piper Jaffray. On Friday, September 22 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”.

PJSC PhosAgro, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and distribution of apatite concentrate and mineral fertilizers in the Russian Federation and internationally. The company has market cap of $5.31 billion. It operates in two divisions, Phosphate-Based Products and Nitrogen-Based Products. It has a 2.03 P/E ratio. The Phosphate-Based Products segment produces ammophos, diammoniumphosphate, sodium tripoly phosphate, and other phosphate based and complex fertilizers; and apatite concentrate extracted from the apatite-nepheline ore.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.28, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 23 investors sold Associated Banc-Corp shares while 66 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 114.59 million shares or 2.37% less from 117.37 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Citizens Bank & Co has 13,683 shares. Macquarie Grp Inc invested in 2,200 shares or 0% of the stock. State Teachers Retirement Sys accumulated 268,846 shares. Legacy Private Co owns 1% invested in Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE:ASB) for 337,343 shares. Nomura holds 0% of its portfolio in Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE:ASB) for 11,720 shares. North Star Asset Mgmt holds 67,727 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Annex Advisory Lc holds 22,499 shares. Voya Ltd Com owns 42,407 shares. Guggenheim Cap Lc invested 0% of its portfolio in Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE:ASB). Oppenheimer Asset reported 10,501 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Federated Pa reported 89,471 shares. Victory Cap Management reported 5.18 million shares stake. Schaper Benz Wise Investment Counsel Wi owns 43,026 shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio. Cubic Asset Ltd accumulated 16,510 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can owns 87,998 shares.

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